With all that’s happened to me these past 6 months or so, it’s crazy to think about what I was doing just one year ago. I was definitely at a high, having just gotten accepted into the Her Universe Fashion Show and I had just started material shopping for my “She is Groot” dress. Finishing that dress was quite a milestone for me and it’s crazy to think how much has happened since then. This past weekend was coincidentally the deadline to submit designs for the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show and a lot of people have asked me if I submitted another design. Well, the short answer is no, BUT that doesn’t mean that I won’t be making something fun to wear to the show anyways! This week also marks the release of Her Universe’s new Force Awakens collection, Continue reading
Call me old or call me uncool, but I’m completely not in tune with the music scene. I guess at some point in your adult life, you stop listening to new music, start saying stuff like “I can’t believe kids are listening to this stuff” and stick to music you listened to when you were younger. All things considered, I still somehow knew (thanks to social media) that Coachella was happening this past weekend. My friends have told me that Coachella is like the San Diego Comic Con of music – a huge festival, lots of exhibitors, and just like how people make the craziest costumes for SDCC, so is the fashion scene of Coachella. Continue reading
I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I found out Wondercon would be at the LA Convention Center this year. No more familiarity, no more big fountain in front, and no more post con trips to Disneyland. However, after spending 3 days at Wondercon, the LA Convention Center really did start to grow on me. True, the exhibit hall was a bit too dim, giving all cosplayers even more reason to stay out in the entrance lobby, but that was a blessing in disguise since it made it a lot easier to cosplay watch, take photos, and catch up with friends! As you know, I had an unintentional Bat-themed cosplay weekend planned and I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out.
When people ask me how I’m doing these days, I tell them that one of the best things about recovering has been getting my taste buds back. For someone who loves food and sweets, it’s been incredibly hard these past few months to bite into something and have it taste like cardboard! You would think that not being able to taste food would make you eat less, but I think it unfortunately had the opposite effect! My cravings for sugar and especially salt made me want to reach for everything, in hopes that there was a small chance that maybe I could taste that item instead of it being a bland disappointment. Of course all this eating (on top of all the drugs they gave me) has made me want to just wear tunics, leggings, and cover myself up with cute scarves like this R2D2 one! Hopefully I’ll be able to hide behind this “hibernation weight” for now, but in the meantime, it’s time to hit the gym!
I love beanies in the winter. But considering that I’m rarely seen without one in public these days has made them almost as mundane as wearing socks (although socks can be quite fun sometimes). Sure, it’s perfect right now because of the cold weather, but the challenge comes when I want to wear something nicer. A beanie doesn’t exactly go that well with a fancy dress, know what I mean? And as fun as wigs can be, they are uncomfortable and a hassle to deal with. My mind is always swirling with thoughts of “Is it on straight? Are hairs sticking out? Man, it’s hot!”. I know I’ll definitely have to suck it up once I have to attend a nicer event like a dinner or a wedding, but for now, I’ve been growing my collection of beanies, starting with this one. So I might ask the question – at what age is it too old to have a beanie with ears? There may come a time where I have to put my ears away and face the facts! But for now, my answer is, “You’re never too old!” and I will continue to wear these ears upright and with a smile.
As I enjoy this time before my 4th and last chemo treatment next week, I’m faced with not only excitement, but also many worries and fears about my future. It may seem like things are finally “over”, but there’s still a laundry list of things I’ll need to deal with such as hormone treatments, residual side effects such as fatigue, and overall just trying to feel like myself again. I met with the doctor this week and went in thinking this would be an easy visit and that he would congratulate me on almost being done. Instead, I was asked a series of questions about the next steps in my treatment and left the office feeling more stressed than I needed to be. Continue reading
This may sound like another familiar New Year resolution, but I have been determined to get in shape as much as possible these past couple of weeks. Before you freak out that I’m trying to lose weight (because I seem to get that reaction whenever I tell people I need to work out), let me explain myself. After going through a pretty rough patch during my last round of chemo, I just felt the need to get my body in better shape before my next round. Many have mentioned that exercise supposedly helps – and I did notice I felt better after my 2nd round versus my 3rd maybe because I exercised more? Who knows. Either way, I’ve been super diligent about working out when I can and even pushed my introverted self to a few fitness classes. Eek! Of course working out sometimes requires some motivation Continue reading